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Myanmar

  • Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people
    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million.
  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown
    A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday.
  • Sweeping on Shwedagon: An act of merit
    Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.
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Flooding in Burma

Associated Press photos
Children look out from their house half-submerged in a low-lying area flooded Friday by the Nga-Wun River in Ah-Thouk township, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, about 130 80 miles southwest of Yangon, Myanmar.
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Buddhist monks take a boat as they collect alms at local bazaar flooded by the overflowing Nga-Wun River in the nation also known as Burma.
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A woman prepares food near a railway station where many people are staying after their houses were flooded by the overflowing Nga-Wun River.
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A boy follows his goats as buyers walk on a road at local bazaar flooded by the Nga-Wun River.

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